|The New Ike Barber Learning Centre at UBC needs an Open Art Sculpture Garden. - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A February 2008 letter to the Ubyssey at the University of British Columbia thanking Mr. Ike Barber for his $ 47 million endowment that saw the rebuilding of the UBC Main Library and the creation of the Ike Barber learning Centre. The letter suggest that the new Learning Centre needs an Open Air Sculpture Gallery to complete the project.
Keywords: Ike Barber Learning Centre; UBC; Open Air Sculpture Gallery
|Canadian Peacekeeping, Two Sad Stories - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A submission to the UBYSSEY newspaper in 2005 outlining two sad stories one from Afghanistan and one from Bosnia. The courage and dedication of Madame Justice Louise Arbour is praised for her work on the articles of prosecution for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The AK-47 is described as an instrument of mass destruction. Praise for Canadians serving over seas. Request for aid in the reconstruction of elementary schools in Afghanistan.
Keywords: Canadian Peacekeeping; Afghanistan; Bosnia; Madame Justice Louise Arbour; AK-47 instrument of mass destruction
|Is UBC the Cambridge of the West Coast ? ... evidently not! - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A 2007 letter to the Ubyssey newspaper asking the question "Is UBC the Cambridge of the West Coast" with the answer evidently not! It may have been once but today it treats its mathematicians, astronomers and physicists as second citizens not paying attention to their needs for new buildings and new classrooms. The letter touches on more issues.
Keywords: UBC; Cambridge of the West Coast; mathematicians; astronomers; physicists
|Touching a Raw Nerve, A Ubyssey Letter from 2007 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The issue of a lack of transparency at the University of British Columbia is touched on in a 2007 letter to the Ubyssey, the student newspaper at UBC. The Canadian Magazine Maclean's makes application through the Freedom of Information legislation to get the background information to write their annual assessment of Canadian Universities. The People of Canada pays for much of the costs of UBC and as a result, the People of Canada own the information gathered regarding public programs and the lik...
Keywords: lack of transparency at UBC; autocracy; freedom of information; UBC; University of British Columbia
|Regnum Defende, Canada and Defending the Realm - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Defining the Realm as the Crown, Canada, its Citizens, Institutions, National Interests and Sovereignty, the key mission of the Canadian Forces is to Defend the Realm (Regnum Defende). This mission involves Canadian Forces personnel who patrol the air, sea and land regions of Canada, provide search and rescue and assist civilian authorities in specified safety and security activities such as disaster management...
Keywords: Defending the Realm; Regnum Defende; Canada; Canadian Sovereignty; CAF
|Canada, Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Relief - Patrick Bruskiewich|
There are two general categories of natural disasters, those that are gradual and foreseeable, (such as drought or famine), or those which are sudden and unforeseeable (such as an earthquake or a severe storm). Natural disasters are multifaceted in character, and require a humanitarian response that is commensurate with the nature of the disaster. The scale of the response needs to reflect the social and economic conditions of the disaster victims...
Keywords: Canada; Natural Disasters; Humanitarian Relief; Darfur; Piracy off the Horn of Africa; Haiti
|Commanded Voir et Dire - Patrick Bruskiewich|
In the aftermath of the 1983 KAL007 incident, I did an assessment which ended up on the desk of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Pierre Trudeau, placed there by BC Senator Raymond Perrault. For the past three decades I have lived by the Command "Voir et Dire" - stand to be seen, stand to be heard - proffered by Senator Raymond Perrault in the fall of 1983. I have been commanded to lend advice to the Privy Council and Parliament of Canada where ever it is necessary...
Keywords: Voir et Dire; HRH Queen Elizabeth II; Privy Council; Parliament of Canada; KAL007; Pierre Trudeau; Senator Raymond Perrault
|The Laboratory Report - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A laboratory report is a concise record of the observations and conclusions made and may be regarded as equivalent to a professional researcherâs notebook. In a professional laboratory or in industry a researcherâs notebook is a permanent and quasi-legal document and serves to record observations that have value as intellectual property or as something with commercial value. A laboratory report needs to be written up with sufficient detail that a person unfamiliar with your experimental set up...
Keywords: Laboratory Report; physics lab write up
|There for the Grace of God Go I (a poem) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A poem of Remembrance for Canadians who have laid down their life There for the grace of god go I to step the fields, and poppies pick crimson red, reminders still but I shall not forget A poem written in tribute to my godfather who died in August 1965 while serving in the RCAF in France with NATO. My godfather lies buried in an all but forgotten corner of Choloy cemetery in Nancy, France. I hope one day to bring him home to Canada, to set him to rest beside his parents, my maternal grandparents...
Keywords: Poem; Remembrance; Canadians; laid down life
|An editorial, Always be a Good Samaritan, God, Queen and Country - Patrick Bruskiewich|
What it means to be a good Samaritan, particularly when you are a naval officer, a gentleman, a diplomat and a scholar. Some lessons that life has taught me after severely injuring my spine at sea while helping to save the life of an officer cadet. The four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer: Protect the Realm, Serve Parliament, Respect International Law and Keep the Faith with those who Serve...
Keywords: Good Samaritan; four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer; honour God; Queen and Country; keys to heaven or hell adage Richard Feynman; CUPJ; cupj
|Proposal to Create a new UN Organization, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, ICEOO - Patrick Bruskiewich|
It is recommended that a new UN organization be established, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, (ICEOO) and that it be built up from the existing shared responsibilities outlined in the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters". ICEOO can be patterned to some extent on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which grew from the Chicago Convention of 7th December, 1944...
Keywords: International Civil Earth Observation Organization; ICEOO; Canada; UN; NATO; Responsibility to Protect; Naval Quarantine of North Korea
|Afghanistan and Operation Attention - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Based on recommendations set out in the Manley Report (2008), Parliament has mandated a change of focus from a military one to a civilian one in Canadaâs role in Afghanistan. 1 Building on the successes of Operations APOLLO2 and ATHENA3, the Canadian Forces are now tasked to participate in ongoing humanitarian and training initiatives. Designated Operation ATTENTION, Canadaâs engagement in Afghanistan will now focus on non-combat initiatives in four vital areas.
Keywords: Afghanistan; Canada; NATO; Operation Attention
|The Cosmopolitan Nature of International Law - Patrick Bruskiewich|
This October 2006 letter begins, "We Canadians must act as Good Samaritans" and makes mention of some of the advice the author has given over the past three decades including helping the Children of Chernobyl, helping to outline Canada's Policy "Responsibility to Protect", in areas of arms control and the Laws of the Seas. Mention is also made of the importance of the Vienna Convention brought into being by US President John F...
Keywords: Canada; Parliament; Responsibility to Protect; Vienna Convention; John F. Kennedy; Madame Justice Louise Arbour; Good Samaritans, Pythagoras Publishing
|Cancer, no other word causes more dread in the heart of men ... - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Cancer claims the lives of ten million people around the world each year and there are few medical procedures available to properly diagnose and treat the disease. This September 2008 editorial which first appeared in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal looks at the NRU crisis, the design shortfalls of the 10 MW thermal MAPLE reactors, and several proposals on how one can deal with the NRU crisis, the MAPLE shortfalls and expanded SPECT radioisotope production using Canadian made cyclotro...
Keywords: SPECT radioisotope production; NRU; Maple Reactor; cyclotron; CUPJ
|To Boldly Go, as Canadians Always Do, ICEOO - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A look at Canadian's contribution to space research and a challenge to the Community of Nations to create a new UN Organization, ICEOO, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization. ICEOO is designed to assist the United Nations Security Council in its work in areas of conflict resolution and disaster management. Canada was the third nation into space after Russia and the United States and have played an important role in Communications and SAR Satellite developments...
Keywords: Canada and Space; Radarsat; ICEOO; the International Civil Earth Observation Organization; CUPJ; cupj
|A letter the week of 911 - Our Generation`s Finest Hour - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A letter written the week of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon in Washington and the unsuccessful attack on the White House. 911 was the first attack on North America since the Second World War when German U-Boats and Japanese submarines attacked shipping off both coasts. If I feel threatened by what they have done, the bastards have won. I will not let them win...
Keywords: September 11th; 911; Courage; Character; Free and Democratic Nations; our Generation`s Finest Hour; Canada; Parliament of Canada; NATO; United Nations
|Tribute to His Holiness Pope John Paul 2 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A letter in tribute to Pope John Paul 2, written the week of his death. Pax Vobiscum
Keywords: Tribute; Pope John Paul 2; Pax Vobiscum. Pythagoras Publishing
|Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada
Keywords: Copenicus; Quincentennary Jubilee; 1973; Canada
|Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part Two) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part Two) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada
Keywords: Copenicus; Quincentennary Jubilee; 1973; Canada
|Resonance Absorption by a Charged Damped Oscillator: Part 1 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Resonance absorption by a charged damped oscillator is a standard part of freshman physics, and forms an important part of the work of physicists and engineers. The standard derivation of the expression for energy absorption by a charged damped oscillator in a uniform, homogeneous and isotropic black body field can be found in any standard textbook. The system can be considered having a coupling to a source and a response function...
Keywords: Resonance Absorption; Charged Damped Oscillator; black body radiation; coupling; source term; response term; dressing transformation, Planck, Lorentz
|Wartime Service By Aboriginal Canadians During World War Two 3 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A short analysis of the mortality of Aboriginal Canadian Servicemen who served the Crown and Parliament of Canada during the Second World War.The question of mortality rate and participation rates are analyzed. The mortality rate amongst Aboriginal Canadians during wartime service appears comparable to the mortality rate of Canadian servicemen in general.It appears that participation rates amongst Aboriginal Canadians was around 28 % compared to 41 % as the general participation rate.Along wit...
Keywords: Canada; Remembrance Day; Aboriginal Canadians; Mortality rates; participation rates
|Towards Eros, Lost and Found - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk!
Keywords: poem; eros; Canadian poetry
|Plain and Simple - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich How is it you can come and just loathe people, plain people and in particular their simple pleasures more than anything else, how come?
Keywords: poem; existentialism; Canadian Poetry
|Lwoh (Howl spelled backwards ...) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich I saw the best of my generation forgotten and pushed aside by arrogance dragged through the streets by the mad, the mean the angry mixed tripsters, occupying the centre of town
Keywords: poem; existentialism; Canadian Poetry
|Where Has Beans Roll In - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich There is a coffee shop where has beans roll in from around the world where they aspire to ungrateful things to blings and black and polywacks
Keywords: poem; existentialism; Canadian Poetry
|A Soft Carpel From Which it Sips - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich The bee rubbed its abdomen into the rich and succulent Pollen, in complete abandon in ecstasy, its thorax bent.
Keywords: poem; eros; Canadian poetry
|The Implosion of a Sphere of Trapped Photons and the Collapse of a Wolf-Rayet Star - Patrick Bruskiewich|
A simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons is presented. The collapse of a massive Wolf-Rayet star is an example of an imploding sphere of photons. In a simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons, such as the implosion of the opaque shell of a Wolf-Rayet star, gravitational collapse drives the heating of the photon gas. A sudden loss of opacity in the surrounding shell of material will make the Wolf-Rayet collapse process appear like some gigantic flash bulb, which woul...
Keywords: Wolf-Rayet Star; Implosion of a Photon Sphere; Gamma Ray Burst
|Open Letter to the Lt. Governor of British Columbia - Station Point Grey - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An open letter to the Lt. Governor of British Columbia asking that a matter be looked into with the solemnity and seriousness that is its due. The aged and in many cases late gentleman who served in the Pacific Theater of Operation for Canada and sacrificed so much for the common good during the Second World War cannot speak on this matter. In my younger years I had the honour to serve beside some of these kind and virtuous gentleman...
Keywords: Station Point Grey; Canadian History; Canadian Law; keeping the faith with those who serve
|Emily Carr, Plasticity of the Brain, Science 201 (week 10) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week ten notes titled the Plasticity of the Brain, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Plasticity of the Brain
|Emily Carr, Stereopsis, Science 201 (week 9) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week nine notes titled Stereopsis, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Stereopsis
|Conjectures, Proofs and Additives - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Have compassion for us! compassion for we the adventurous for our errors, for our sins. They are Apollinaire in nature.
Keywords: poem; mathematics; Canadian poetry
|There Are Ants in my Kitchen - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Little ants in the kitchen, they scurry fro and to There are ants in my kitchen, what ever am I to do?
Keywords: poem; funny; Canadian poetry
|Emily Carr, Our Levels of Cognition, Science 201 (week 10) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week ten notes titled Four Levels of Cognition, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Four Levels of Cognition
|Emily Carr, Science 201 - Vision Perception and Science Course Outline - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The author taught this course, Science 201 - Vision Perception and Science, for several years at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. The Science 201 course was well received and popular. The Science 201 course outline is to be referred to concurrently to the Emily Carr course notes that are being posted. In 2006 when the author's Ph.D. committee at UBC, headed by Janis McKenna, found out that he was "teaching science at an art college", he was forced to step out of teaching ...
Keywords: Course Outline; Science 201; Vision Perception and Science; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
|A Physics Education Challenge for Canada's Premiers - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An editorial from the September 2007 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal challenging Canada's Provincial Premiers to make physics education a priority in schools across the country. A special thanks is given to the Hon. Jean Charest for his past and continued support for science and industrial policy in Canada and for his assistance to get a Canadian made TR-19 cyclotron installed at the CUSE site in Sherbrooke Quebec.
Keywords: Physics Education; education challenge; Jean Charest; TR cyclotron; CUPJ
|2006 Letter to Chancellor McEachern at the University of British Columbia - Patrick Bruskiewich|
In 1997 there was a riot at the University of British Columbia during an international APEC meeting convened under the auspices of the United Nations. The riot was instigated by a handful of graduate students at UBC including a young physics Ph.D. student. A Commission of Inquiry headed by a BC Provincial Court Judge found his detention and arrest to be warranted. Despite his unscholarly conduct the University of British Columbia graduated the young man .....
Keywords: 1997 APEC riot; Chancellor McEachern; Oppenheim
|The Wealth and Well-Being Curves, and Political Freedom: A Mathematical Analysis: Part 1 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
In a recent newspaper the author came across a scatter plot of Wealth (GDP) versus Well-Being. The distribution is similar to those found in Learning Theory and in a number of Applied Mathematics models. The scatter plot begs a mathematical analysis as well as a correlation to socio-economic measures. It would seem reasonable to develop a model that is independent of monetary measures that depend on currency exchange rates and are subject to inflation and other competitive factors...
Keywords: Subjective Well-Being Index; Political Freedom Measure; Mitscherlich Relationship; Logistic equation; Learning Training and Development; Totalitarian; Authoritarian; Communism; Neo-communism; Putin; Liberal Democracy; Pythagoras Publishing
|Physics Experiment 4, Light - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The purpose of this lab is to study some properties of light, to learn how logarithms can be used to find a power law relationship, and to use this technique to derive the Wien Displacement Law and Stefan-Boltzmann Law. The Temperature of the Surface of the Sun will be estimated using the Wien Displacement Law. Using the Wien Displacement Law it is possible to provide a simple derivation of the Planck Expression.
Keywords: physics experiment; properties of light; power law; logarithms; Wien Displacement Law; Stefan-Boltzmann Law
|Think Small ... Think Quantum Mechanics - Patrick Bruskiewich|
An April 2008 editorial in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal about the wonders and potential of applied quantum mechanics. In the 20th century size and economies of scale have driven technology ... the future might be different. It may be left to high efficiency microstructures and nanotechnology to best define the 21st century. George Volkoff's Theory of Errors is included:" the first rule is to never make an error in a calculation because a second error might cancel out the first
Keywords: Think Smal; Think Quantum Mechanics; microstructures; nanotechnology; George Volkoff; Volkoff Theory of Errors; CUPJ, Pythagoras Publishing
|Dorset Experiment 5 - The Study of Light Photons - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The purpose of this lab is to study some properties of light photons, to learn how logarithms can be used to find a power law relationship, and to use this technique to derive the Wien Displacement Law and Stefan-Boltzmann Law. The Temperature of the Surface of the Sun will be estimated using the Wien Displacement Law. Using the Wien Displacement Law it is possible to provide a simple derivation of the Planck Expression.
Keywords: Light Photons; Wien Displacement Law; Stefan Boltzmann Law; Planck's Constant; spectrum of the sun
|The Search for Masaccio, His Trinity and the Hidden Message within - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Masaccio, originally named Tommaso Cassai, was born in San Giovanni Valdarno, near Florence, on December 21, 1401. He owes his Christian name to St. Thomas on whose saint's day he was baptized. His family name, Cassai, comes from the trade of his father's family who were carpenters - cabinet makers, i.e. those who build chests ("casse" hence "cassai"). The fresco Holy Trinity, on the wall of the Church Santa Maria Novella, Florence was painted in about 1425...
Keywords: Masaccio; Trinity; Hidden Message; Mystery; perspective
|Emily Carr, Science of Photography - Part 2, Science 201 (week 8) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week eight notes titled Science of Photography - Part 2, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Science of Photography; part 2
|The Elements of Physics: Index and Authors List - Patrick Bruskiewich|
From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, Book Index and Author's list Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler
Keywords: The Elements of Physics; Kaempffer; Index; Authors list
|The Weierstrass Substitution in Integration - Patrick Bruskiewich|
To simplify an integral that is a rational function in cos(x) or sin(x), a substitution of the form t = tan(ax/2) will convert the integrand into an ordinary rational function in t. This substitution, is known as the Weierstrass Substitution, and honours the mathematician, Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897) who developed the technique.
Keywords: Weierstrass Substitution; Integration; Calculus; mathematics; mathematician; cosine; sine; rational expression; transformation
|Emily Carr, Scanning the Brain, Science 201 (week 9) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week nine notes titled Scanning the Brain, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Scanning the Brain
|Emily Carr, Basics of Perspective, Science 201 (week 2) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week two notes titled Basics of Perspective, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Basics of Perspective
|High Technology on the North Shore: The North and West Vancouver Economic Development Commission ( 1989 ): Part 1 - Patrick Bruskiewich|
Archived copy of a report completed in 1989 outlining a High Technology Survey and Strategy for North and West Vancouver. The creator of this archived document was the Chairman of the North and West Vancouver Science and Technology sub-Committee to the North Shore Economic Development Commission (NSEDC). The work of the sub-committee helped the sector to flourish beyond any expectation. The work of this sub-committee would also encourage other regions in the GVRD to undertake similar work and ou...
Keywords: High Technology; Greater Vancouver's North Shore; North and West Vancouver
|Emily Carr, Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi, Science 201 (week 2) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week two notes titled Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi
|More Harm than Good, don't ask don't tell - Patrick Bruskiewich|
There is a fundamental principle of law know as neglect. When disregard results in harm to others than one is culpable of neglect. If you were to inadvertently put poison into coffee and walked away and someone were to die from that poison you would be guilty of negligence. If you knew it was poison but had no premonition that someone would die, or did nothing to diminish the harm, then you would be guilty of manslaughter...
Keywords: AIDS; don't ask don't tell; neglect
|Emily Carr, Nerves, Science 201 (week 8) - Patrick Bruskiewich|
The week nine notes titled Nerves, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Keywords: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design; Science 201; Nerves